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  The Black Guards
by Tom Kitt
Saturday, May 31, 2008
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Religions in my opinion are generally well intentioned. However, they are usually given too much license to presume. This license to presume is automatically endowed because there is no reasonable burden of proof that may be applied to their stock in trade.

The following poem is from the Catholic perspective but catholicism should not be singled out as it is merely a different coloration of a common ignorance.

Ignorance is the inability to know who one is.

If we do not know who we are then we cannot truthfully know how to be. If we do not know how to be then we are guessing and therein lies our dilemma.


They guard the frozen word
With even hand and stare
They make the truth seem clear
Authority on God's fear.

There is little space to grow
For lives are busily spent
In chasing goal's
That increase the daily score.

Dogma rarely challenged.
No time to deal
With thoughts so inconcrete
Matters so incomplete.

The guards pick up the slack
Theology strongly bound
Dogma without doubt

A devil to give them clout.

They read the ancient words
And believe they’re complete
They don’t know how they are owned
Don’t know the mortal scold.

Sex they live without
Women left out
The strong must lead the weak
Better not be meek!

Else the devil comes
Carts us all to hell
They don’t accept how love is honed
That women must be known.

They are a wall of fear
Protecting us from ourselves
They are the dupes of Satan
Swinging his sword of fear.


 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Regis Schilken
How true this is. I love the last two lines:
They are the dupes of Satan
Swinging his sword of fear.

rege schilken
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
The first line of the THE BLACK GURADS' introduction made me go back twenty-four centuries of history. "Religions in my opinion are generally well intentioned." A thought flourished: The creation (Founding) of THE HOLY MAMMONITE CHURCH OF THE PLUTOCRATIC SAINTS OF THE SEVEN DAYS, (SEVEN, not The Seventh) --to unite all servants of the "wealth intentioned leaders of SATAN".

Let me talk about the poem: It seems that a revision of the sixth stanza will help readers understand it better.

I have enjoyed the reading of "The Black Guards". It stimulates the desire to know the history of our times.

Thank You for sharing Your glowing brains, and Your artistic veins.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

P.S.: If the author feels that my comments don't fit here, please act at once: REMOVE them.

Gratefully,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Rod McCormick (Reader)
Yes,Tom - that's exactly how it is. Well described.
Rod
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
Hello Tom,

This is a poem about the DECEPTION of religion, and as a former Catholic raised from strict dogmatic theologically biased schools, I only came to know the truth when I read the Bible BY MYSELF, something that was forbidden for us to do by the nuns and priests, as they said "it might destroy our faith". Incidentally, if I may add, Born Again Christian men do not dislike women (where in the world did that come from!) as I know because I am now a Christian, thank God! "Catholicism is merely a coloration of common ignorance" is a very true statement, as most of us do not know who God really is and where we will go AFTER DEATH. All of us desire to know the truth, the Bible is there - we just need to read it.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Irina Karstein (Reader)
Very good!

I was talking to some co-workers today about this, especially certain people we know who seem to dislike women (most often its men of the Born Again Christian persuasion who exemplify this) and I can totally relate to what you're saying in your poem.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Powerful and meaningful words, Tom. Thank you. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
It is hard for me to give a review on this. I read it, understand it but have not words to comment on it.
Reviewed by H Cruz
And the zealots say...
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Tom, this is brave and bold and timely.
With thoughts so inconcrete
Matters so incomplete
says it very well.
John
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